Findorff is fortunate to receive recognition over the years for quality craftsmanship. Most recently, AGC of Wisconsin and The Daily Reporter recognized five buildings we constructed. Plus, one project received special recognition from ENR Midwest.
Bank of Sun Prairie Stadium at Ashley Field: This new multi-purpose stadium serves two Sun Prairie community high schools (Sun Prairie West will open in Fall 2022). The facility has seating for over 4,000 spectators and is ready for competition football, soccer, lacrosse, the Sound of Sun Prairie (high school marching band), and other co-curricular activities. The stadium was designed to provide the district with the most value for their investment, while also keeping spectator and user experience top of mind. The facility includes a mid-level plaza that’s fully accessible, increased parking, new locker rooms, and an artificial turf field.
Awards: AGC of Wisconsin, Excellence in Partnering Award | The Daily Reporter, Top Projects Award
Exact Sciences Discovery Campus: This Campus is comprised of several buildings including the former Rayovac Headquarters Office Building, which was converted into the Exact Sciences Customer Care Facility (159,000 square feet). Replacement of the exterior and MEP system of an occupied, 34-year-old Madison landmark on the South Beltline kicked off this large project. Upon significant renovation of the original facility, Findorff constructed a new clinical lab and warehouse (169,000 square feet) and a new production lab (75,000 square feet). The amenities building (112,500 square feet) was built to connect all the structures, including a cafeteria, conference rooms, and a work-out facility. Additionally, a parking structure with 950 stalls was constructed to support employee parking for the campus. The entire campus development was completed in 30 months, from concept to completion.
Awards: AGC of Wisconsin, New Construction & Renovation | The Daily Reporter, Top Projects Award
Forest Edge Elementary School: This new, 122,225 square-foot elementary school is situated next to a beautiful forest in Oregon, Wisconsin. The school has a large cafeteria, performance stage, and three courtyards with an outdoor classroom to encourage outdoor learning. The classroom areas have large group collaboration spaces and small group instruction rooms to promote collaboration as well as individual learning. Additionally, the building is the first Net Zero Energy school in Wisconsin which means it produces at least as much energy as it consumes annually. The school features several innovative and sustainable elements including solar panels, geothermal wells, electrochromic glass, a battery system, and no natural gas serving the building. Interactive stations that highlight the unique and sustainable features of the school are on display for student learning opportunities.
Awards: AGC of Wisconsin, Environmental Excellence Award | The Daily Reporter, Top Projects Award
Innovation One: Located within Madison’s University Research Park is Exact Sciences’ new corporate headquarters, named Innovation One. The new core and shell building unites team members and departments that were dispersed across multiple sites into a collaborative and flexible office environment spanning five stories. The new headquarters favors walkability and includes vibrant workspaces with ample natural light from the curved glass curtain wall on the exterior.
Awards: AGC of Wisconsin, General Contractor-Commercial Award | The Daily Reporter, Top Projects Award | ENR Midwest honored Innovation One with an Award of Merit.
Verona Area High School: The new 592,000-square-foot high school covers seven acres with four levels and 670 rooms. It has a capacity of 2,200 students and was constructed to support a future addition that would expand its capacity to 2,500. The academic core of the building is three stories high and surrounds a large atrium with seating for 1,000. Additional educational and athletic spaces on the campus include a Performing Arts Center, Technical Education space with four-car bays and STEM/STEAM instruction space, culinary teaching and demonstration kitchen, indoor and outdoor athletic facilities, and a stadium that seats up to 3,500 fans.
Awards: AGC of Wisconsin, General Contractor-Commercial Award | The Daily Reporter, Top Projects Award
AGC of Wisconsin also recognized Bell Labs with a BUILD Wisconsin award. The new headquarters features a reception lobby that offers transparent views of the executive board room and the beautiful forest surround. Many design elements feature natural wood and clean refined stainless details, bridging nature and innovation. The facility houses a research lab, office spaces, and amenities such as workout rooms, café, outdoor terraces, and walking paths for the 100 staff and daily visitors.
Awards: AGC of Wisconsin, General Contractor-Commercial Award
Congratulations to all the teams for your award-winning work!